Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will work for kings, not unimportant people.

New American Standard Bible

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.

King James Version

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Holman Bible

Do you see a man skilled in his work?
He will stand in the presence of kings.
He will not stand in the presence of unknown men.

A Conservative Version

See thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

American Standard Version

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; He shall not stand before mean men.

Amplified

Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

Bible in Basic English

Have you seen a man who is expert in his business? he will take his place before kings; his place will not be among low persons.

Darby Translation

Hast thou seen a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before the mean.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Seest thou a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

Julia Smith Translation

Sawest thou a man apt in his works? Before kings shall he stand; he shall not stand before the dark ones

King James 2000

See you a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A man who is skillful in his work, you shall see: before kings, he will serve; he will not serve before the commoners.

Modern King James verseion

Do you see a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before unknown men.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Seest thou not, that they which be diligent in their business stand before kings, and not among the simple people?

NET Bible

Do you see a person skilled in his work? He will take his position before kings; he will not take his position before obscure people.

New Heart English Bible

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won't serve obscure men.

The Emphasized Bible

Seest thou a man prompt in his business? before kings, shall he stand, he shall not stand before men who are obscure.

Webster

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

World English Bible

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won't serve obscure men.

Youngs Literal Translation

Hast thou seen a man speedy in his business? Before kings he doth station himself, He stations not himself before obscure men!

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חזה 
Chazah 
Usage: 54

thou a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

מהר מהיר 
Mahiyr 
Usage: 4

מלאכה 
M@la'kah 
Usage: 167

פּנים 
Paniym 
פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119
Usage: 2119

מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

he shall not stand
יצב 
Yatsab 
Usage: 48

חשׁך 
Chashok 
Usage: 1

Verse Info

Context Readings

Living With Your Neighbor

28 Don't remove an ancient boundary stone that was set up by your ancestors. 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will work for kings, not unimportant people.



Cross References

Genesis 41:46

Joseph was 30 years old when he began to serve Pharaoh, king of Egypt, by traveling throughout the land of Egypt, independent from Pharaoh's oversight.

Proverbs 10:4

Lazy hands bring poverty, but hard-working hands lead to wealth.

1 Kings 10:8

How blessed are your staff! And how blessed are your employees, who serve you continuously and get to listen to your wisdom!

1 Kings 11:28

Jeroboam was a valiant soldier, and because Solomon observed that the young man was able to get things done, he set him in charge over all of the conscripted labor from the household of Joseph.

Proverbs 12:24

The diligent will take control, but the lazy will be put to forced labor.

Ecclesiastes 9:10

Whatever the activity in which you engage, do it with all your ability, because there is no work, no planning, no learning, and no wisdom in the next world where you're going.

Matthew 25:21

"His master told him, "Well done, good and trustworthy servant! Since you've been trustworthy with a small amount, I'll put you in charge of a large amount. Come and share your master's joy!'

Matthew 25:23

"His master told him, "Well done, good and trustworthy servant! Since you've been trustworthy with a small amount, I'll put you in charge of a large amount. Come and share your master's joy!'

Romans 12:11

Never be lazy in showing such devotion. Be on fire with the Spirit. Serve the Lord.

2 Timothy 4:2

to proclaim the message. Be ready to do this whether or not the time is convenient. Refute, warn, and encourage with the utmost patience when you teach.

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